Concerto: One Night In Central Park
Label: Universal Music Group International
Few classical performers are able to endow Central Park with the atmosphere of a rock concert. The roar of the 60,000 people on Concerto reminds us that Bocelli is the classical crossover artist of his generation. Although his standard tenor showstoppers like Verdi's "La Donna È Mobile" and "Nessun Dorma" demonstrate his ability, the pop numbers and patriotic songs (alongside guests like Celine Dion and Tony Bennett) drip with unforgiving sappiness.